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    Key Lime Jewel Cookies

    Key Lime Jewel Cookies. Photo by FLKeysJen

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    55 mins

    20 mins

    35 mins

    Midwest Maven's Note:

    These cookies are so yummy, just tart enough from the lime and sweet enough from the raspberry. Very pretty, jewel toned gems to munch on too!

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and lime zest; set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together.
    4. 4
      Add the egg yolks, and combine well.
    5. 5
      Next, mix in the almond extract, and the lime juice.
    6. 6
      Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and mix well.
    7. 7
      Add the water to make the dough come together more easily.
    8. 8
      Add the green food coloring and work through the dough to get even color.
    9. 9
      Lay the chopped pine nuts out in one layer on a plate.
    10. 10
      Pinch off chunks of the dough and roll them between your hands to form 1 inch balls.
    11. 11
      Roll the dough balls in the pine nuts to get them evenly coated, and then place them on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
    12. 12
      Take your index finger and make an indent into the middle of each dough ball.
    13. 13
      Carefully drop 1 teaspoon of the raspberry preserves into each indent on your cookies.
    14. 14
      Bake for about 35 minutes, or when the pine nuts start to lightly brown on the edges.(Your cookies may bake quicker, my oven is not the best, just use your best judgement folks).
    15. 15
      Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for a couple minutes.
    16. 16
      Then transfer the cookies to cooling racks to cool completely before lightly dusting them with the powdered sugar. Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 16, 2010

      Excelent cookie. We had a themed christmas party this year, and this recipe won the cookie competition in both the Taste and Theme categories! I made some with Almond slivers, some with coconut, some with mini chocolate chips and some plain. All were gone quickly, and I received rave reviews! Next time I will try this recipe with orange and dark chocolate kisses.

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    • on August 21, 2008


      These are an awesome little gem of a cookie you got here Midwest. The taste of the lime really shines thru nicely and not at all too strong. I made 1/2 a batch after reading other reviews. I"m going to try adding the next time an orange type preserve/marmalade for more citrus flavor. But if you do love anything raspberry as I do, this will be the cookie for you. Great keeper recipe and one that would be an excellent choice for holiday trays or gift giving. A very pretty presentation that looks like you took alot of x-tra effort.~

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    • on February 22, 2008


      These are very good! The cookie is light and crisp. (I baked them for about 25 minutes.) Nice tangy-sweet cookies. I think they would be very nice on Christmas holiday cookie assortments. (And I think they are calling me from the kitchen. I hear their little voices....)

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    Nutritional Facts for Key Lime Jewel Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (103 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 434.3
    Calories from Fat 215
    Total Fat 23.9 g
    Saturated Fat 10.5 g
    Cholesterol 72.1 mg
    Sodium 195.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 26.6 g
    Protein 4.8 g

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